70.4 miles
17,497 ft
-17,500 ft
1 mile
High Point
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Let’s call this the combination of the best and the best. Starting with the sweat runners on Saturday morning you’ll first take a leisurely jaunt through our 2018 Sweat course. No big deal, really, just a merry 58 km and 2500m of elevation gain. We predicted you’d feel unsatisfied after finishing that loop so we’ve tacked on 2019’s Sweat course as a victory lap. While it’s “only” 55 km, there is a beastly 3600m of elevation gain as you tackle the indomitable Mount 7.

So you’ll cross the finish line smiling, laughing and probably quite delirious after 113 km of “running” and over 6000m of climbing. Wahooo, right?

Detailed Description
2021 Golden Ultra - Ultramarathon is a 70 mile extreme race route located near Golden British Columbia. This trail running only route. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 17,497 ft with a max elevation of 7,822 ft then descends -17,500 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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Jeffberg (Sep 13, 2022 at 18:59)
Trail LSD
Amazing trail and amazing location. Wide variety of features along with options to divert. Some steep sections definitely challenging.
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crash99 (May 31, 2022 at 12:52)
Trail Schacher
Snow covered from 11k up excellent lower down
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jhillsmtb (Sep 5, 2021 at 19:28)
Trail LSD
This trail is really good
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rdriver89 (Jul 24, 2021 at 12:57)
Trail Schacher
Huge shout out to the builders off this trail. Great but long climb. Even a couple of skinnys to do on the way up. No one coming down or up on a Saturday morning. Then great downhill from 10k
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robcocquyt (Jul 16, 2020 at 9:43)
Trail Schacher
Beautifully built trail with lots of little hidden hits , doubles, and small tables. This would be one of my favourite blue trails around IF it wasn’t a popular climbing trail a well. If you ride it downhill responsibly (I.e expect to find someone riding uphill around the many fast blind corners or on the other side of the double) it is hard to really enjoy yourself thinking that you might have a head-on. Some parts of the trail have really good sight lines and they alllow you to relax and enjoy the features at speed. Please please please consider making this a DH trail only. Alternatively, consider allowing it to be uphill only on odd days and downhill on even days. Such a good trail that it is a bummer it’s current two-direction status compromises its awesomeness for uphill and downhill riders
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weaselgoespop (Apr 27, 2021 at 10:43)
Trail Schacher
Good point to look out for uphill traffic. This trail was designed to provide an uphill that's not the road for Mount 7, so it should definitely be an uphill, if anything. It's not so steep or fast that you shouldn't be able to see oncoming riders. Make sure to make lots of noise coming down on the steeper, lower section.
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mhaager2 (Sep 20, 2019 at 21:47)
Trail Schacher
Awesome trail. Elevation is wrong though. It's just under 1000m elevation gain, not 1600.
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CSharp (Sep 29, 2020 at 10:35)
Trail Schacher
I was scratching my head about the 1625m of elevation gain as well. I guess if you're doing Strava, you'd want that but will be disappointed that the total elevation from top to bottom is only 956m. The write-up for this trail as a climbing trail states that there's 1625m elevation gain and 664m elevation loss as you climb to the top of Mt 7. So, doing the math by subtracting the losses from the gains, it works out to 961m net gain, which is in the ball park.
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Andrewduke08 (Aug 19, 2019 at 21:37)
Trail Schacher
Ride the whole thing up and down it is a blast!
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yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howard (May 12, 2019 at 11:37)
Trail Kobe's
Great great trail! Great condition!
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yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howard (May 12, 2019 at 11:35)
Trail Rock About
Beautiful well constructed trail! Great. Jews / a pleasure to be out here!
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mikedegen (Feb 18, 2019 at 14:20)
Trail Schacher
  • + 1
Jules16 (Aug 6, 2018 at 22:37)
Trail Schacher
Excellent intermediate downhill/cross country ride starting with amazing views from the top of mount 7. This trail has endless switchback/berm corners. Super fun way to experience Mount 7 for the first time on a trail that is not intimidating (except perhaps the first 5 right hand turns where you are somewhat exposed on a fairly steep section). Everything is walkable!
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vitalmotion (Sep 14, 2017 at 15:22)
Trail Kobe's
This trail and this entire network are in AWFUL conditions. Hundreds of trees down, took us an hour to go 3 miles. DO NOT RIDE.
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Huesitto (Jul 26, 2017 at 11:16)
Trail Take it Easy
Downed trees due to wind storm on Take it Easy (Extension)
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brettkapcsos (Nov 14, 2016 at 8:57)
Trail Schacher
Definitely not a DH specific trail. Not much fun on a DH bike.

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday September 19, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
More Stats for 2021 Golden Ultra - Ultramarathon mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,568 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,595 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,592 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    28 miles
  • Distance down
    32 miles
  • Distance flat
    10 miles
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